Archive for September, 2009

Yet another new site

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Today we are launching a new client site, this site is dedicated to neurofeedback and counseling. New Online Diamond Jewelry Store

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

We’ve launched another site, this time an e-commerce front end for Jewelry Depot of Brighton, Michigan.

We are working hard on moving them quickly to the tops of the search engines for Diamond Rings, Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Wedding Bands, and Men’s Rings. They also have Diamond Jewelry including Diamond Necklaces, Diamond Bracelets, Diamond Earrings and even Diamond Pendants.

The Deals don’t stop there either, they have Black Diamonds, Yellow Diamonds, Blue Diamonds even Pink Diamonds.

So when you get a chance visit

jQuery animate function

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Today I’ve used the jQuery library to build a sideways sliding web page.

In addition to the page sliding left or right, on the final page the content also slides left and right.

Cool little presentation for one of our sales people, at the moment it is designed to be viewed in 1440×690 resolution but can be easily tweaked for any browser size.

have a look

PubCon Las Vegas, SEO/SEM Waste of Time

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

So, today we noticed that the premier meeting of the minds for the supposed best and brightest of SEO and SEM haven’t taken the time to actually use any SEO/SEM and market the convention.

Here at Caliente Design, we see the need to put up more than just a page, you need a web presence, page domination, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing. We say save your money skip PubCon 2009 in Las Vegas and head on over to it won’t cost you a thing.

WorldPac a Recipe for Failure

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Thanks again WorldPac, I know you want to make sure your existing customers continue to sell their products from your catalog and that is all fine and dandy, however how about making it possible for new customers to also succeed.

Today I’ve spoken with the Technical Director and the person in charge of data feeds for and been told that their off the shelf catalog system that actually does provide you with the information necessary to sell a part is the only thing that they make available to their “new clients”.

The down side is it doesn’t allow for any optimization at all nor does it allow for any site score as everything to do with the parts themselves are served through an antiquated pop-up from your site.

What we need is a simple data feed that would allow us to add the parts they sell to our CMS system. Much like we get with all the distributors we work with including industries that are far larger than the aftermarket parts world. This would allow us to optimize the content and advertise the parts themselves. Being that we are a company that specialize in SEO and SEM it’s very important that we are able to control the data that is on our site. If they would simply allow us their data feed which is available to their existing customers and not to a new customer we could easily outsell most of their existing customers.

My advice to you if you are looking in to selling performance auto parts is find another distributor, or find something else to sell.

As it stands right now, the client is going to have to pay us to launch a site that is garbage but sells their parts for the next year or so then he will have to come back and pay us again to rebuild a site that actually works once we can establish a relationship that gets us the data feed.

Way to go worldpac!!!

Re-Think Ubuntu 9.04

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Ok, ok so it wasn’t ubuntu’s fault my computer was overheating and now that I’m back up and running I have to say that I really do like Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope much more than Linux Mint.

The biggest reason, Mint is kind of like Mac it’s linux spoon fed to you with a pretty wrapper, however most of the wrapper isn’t edible nor would you have seconds of the bits that were.

The look and feel is nice but who can’t change the look and feel of their linux install and gnome or kde desktop.

How Do I Import Images in Magento

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Stuck on importing your images for a large catalog of products for magento, here are a few tips that after two days of fighting with magento I’ve found.

1) Make sure you’ve uploaded your images to the /media/import folder.
2) In you import .csv file make sure you’ve specified your images as /thisimage.jpg nothing else no folders just the forward slash.
3) Make sure you pay attention to the case of the file extensions and images thisimage.jpg != thisimage.JPG || THISIMAGE.jpg
4) If you have succesfully imported a product with it’s images, make sure to delete the images from your csv file for the next import or you will end up with duplicate images for the product.
5) If at first you don’t succeed it’s magento, stop, walk away, grab a cigarette and come back to it, don’t pull out your hair it’s magento.

6) If all this fails, post a comment or question on

fix gmail so you can access your email

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

So, gmail is still down, and has been for us for around an hour. At this point I had to find another solution. To fix your gmail or at least fetch your mail setup a local email client to grab it via imap from google.

incoming mail server: use ssl, port 993
outgoing mail server : use authentication port 465 or 587
account name: your full email address ie
email address: your gmail email address ie
password: your gmail password

Gmail down, gmail 502, gmail black tuesday

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

So it was bound to happen we all get so wrapped up in google’s next big beta program fall in love with it and then with out warning it’s down.

Friday we experienced outages of google calendar a new project by google to once again dominate yet another field of computers but now with gmail going down what are we to do.

Well I for one am going home, there is no work I can accomplish with out accessing my inbox… it checks every email address I have an imports it all so who am I with out an email address.

double click down, google down, facebook going down, this is bad, very, very bad….

Is it a terroist, I don’t think so probably more a faulty piece of equipment that is not allowing the routing to happen that should be.

Gmail 502, gmail not found, gmail down, microsoft (terrorists win)